Mix a little foolishness with your prudence. It’s good to be silly at the right moment.
Mom likes to laugh. Mostly, she laughs at me. But she also laughs when she reads picture books.
She says, “GAH! That was hilarious!” and “Some stories are just SO funny.” and “It’s a bike rack. How can you possibly be afraid of a bike rack??”
Making humor in her books is part of Mom’s job. It’s important to make her readers laugh, while not looking like she’s trying too hard. …even though she’s really trying very, VERY hard. Mom says, “That’s what I call a smile.”
and “I love a dog in a shopping cart.”
and “It’s always a delicate balance.”
Some books that made Mom smile lately are: Gaston, Pardon Me, Monster Chefs, Shoe Dog, I Hatched, Zombie in Love, How to Babysit a Grandpa, Little Santa, and about a million others.
She also gets a giggle from me in my Halloween witch costume.
And my tutu.
Did you laugh today?